A Podcast to inspire and motivate women in midlife! Let's Calm the Chaos in our lives so we can go after our purpose and passion!

The Calm the Chaos Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring guests who help to inspire and motivate women in midlife towards their goals and dreams! They share their messages and provide the listener with resources and content to take that next step. 
 

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It was a total pleasure to speak with Deborah. She’s a wonderful and well-informed interviewer who drew out the ideas from my book through her insightful questions that would most help women in mid-life. The resulting interview was informative and fun.

Jennifer Louden

About:

Interior designer, author, speaker, and 50+Marketing & Lifestyle Specialist. Author of new book “Design SMARTS. Design Hounds top 100 influencers, 2018, member of High Point Style Spotters and High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Aging in Place trends plus article in Women’s Health Magazine July/August 2019 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Mitzi’s journey with interior design to incorporating “lifesizing” for women in midlife
  • What is lifesizing and why should you care!  
  • Your 50’s prepare us for what our life will be like in our 60’s and 70’s. 
  • Find people who appreciate your gifts and talents. You have choices! 
  • Why Mitzi started her private Facebook group
  • Ten Reasons to Downsize Now! 
  • Life Lessons and advice to women in midlife
  • Mitzi’s challenge to the listener

Resources:

Connect with Mitzi here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Award from the American Sociological Assoc. for Public Understanding of Sociology; On Air Relationship expert for Married at First Sight since it’s inception,

50 academic articles and 25 books, two New York Times Best Sellers, ( The Normal Bar: the surprising secrets of happy couples and American Couples : Money , Work and Sex). Latest books: Dating over 50 for Dummies, Snap Strategies ( with Dr, Lana Staheli) Past President, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Previous: Glamour Magazine columnist and AARP columnist and also Love, sexuality and relationship ambassador for over a decade,

Appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20 CBS morning show, Oprah, etc. Married to Frederick Kaseburg, two children and three grandchildren. Lives on horse farm outside of Seattle with a lot of animals.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What is the impact of a healthy sex life
  • Is sex necessary for a good marriage?
  • Does any research show that as we age our hormones dictate the desire for pleasure?
  • How does our sexual relationship change as we move past sixty years young!
  • How have people’s relationships and intimacy changed due to COVID lockdowns
  • How does Dr. Schwartz Calm the Chaos in her life? 
  • What is Dr. Schwartz’s challenge for all of the listeners

Resources:

Connect with Dr. Pepper Schwartz here

Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Michelle Viña-Baltsas is a professionally trained coach and certified intuitive eating counselor. She supports midlife women who are ready to rewrite their stories around eating, body image and movement. Her unique approach to living guides women to focus on meeting their own needs and respecting their bodies at all shapes, sizes, weights, and ages without apology.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Michelle’s journey as an intuitive eating coach
  • What is intuitive eating?
  • What does an intuitive eating program look like with Michelle’s guidance?
  • Why is this an important topic for women in midlife?
  • Discussion on a weight neutral approach
  • Success Stories around Michelle’s coaching
  • What is exercise resistance? 
  • Discussion on food and the holidays! 
  • Michelle’s challenge to the listener
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Resources:

  • Connect with Michelle here 

    Connect with Connect with Deborah for Coaching here

    The mid life Quiz here

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About:

Lisbeth “Lis” McKinley, is a Certified Professional Organizer, move manager, public speaker and owner of LET’S MAKE ROOM, LLC based in Oakland, California, now in its 12th year of operation.

Lis, along with her team at LET’S MAKE ROOM, helps clients achieve their unique vision of organization, before or after moving, remodeling or to refresh and unclutter their living, work and storage areas.

Lis speaks to both professional and community groups about downsizing, organizing, productivity and paper management. Her talks have inspired hundreds of people to enjoy their lives with less and get more done. 

Lis is from New York City, holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and lives in Oakland with her husband, three cats and a Chihuahua.

What You’ll Learn:

    • What prompted Lis to leave her job and how she felt she was capable of doing more with her life.
    • How did she start Let’s Make Room
    • What are the services she provides
    • What lessons can she share to other women thinking of starting something new 
    • How does Lis connect with clients virtually?
    • What is the “ paper clutter monster”?
    • What are the three questions to ask yourself when holding a piece of paper?

    Act, Is this something you need to act on now or in the future?

    Contain, Is this something that needs to be contained for future reference?

    Toss,  Can you toss this and find a way to access it later?  

    • What’s next on the horizon for Lis and Let’s Make Room
    • How does Lis calm the chaos in her life

Resources:

Connect with Lis and Let’s Make Room here

Connect with Deborah  here 

Take the midlife Quiz here

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About:

Pattie Hanmer was born in England and lived there until her mid 20’s. Her appetite for adventure, new experiences and hunger for spiritual growth took her to Australia and New Zealand until 2000 when she set sail again and came to the PNW.  Pattie spent many years studying healing practices, personal development, she holds certifications in hypnotherapy, reiki, life coaching, feng shui and has studied with some of the best-known teachers worldwide, such as Dr Jean Houston, Denise Linn, Joe Dispenza, and many others. She has participated in many creative arts, painting, encaustic, mosaic, writing, and interior design. Her world is varied, colorful and her passion includes cooking, creating sacred space and coaching others to find joy in the arts. She is a teacher of the Artist Way and has taught classes for over 5 years. She has created a magical space for participants to be immersed in the studying the artist way, her home, garden and studio is an inspiring, healing, tranquil retreat sanctuary.

Each class follows the Artist Way and Pattie infuses her wealth of creative processes, coaches’ individuals to explore their own hidden muse, and provides a safe fun environment to learn, grow and share so as to deepen each person’s experience. 

Her intention is to be a change agent through inspiration by living in beauty.

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Pattie’s journey to the Pacific Northwest and what drew her to Vashon Island
  • What made Pattie choose The Artist’s Way to teach and coach to her students
  • What type of art classes does she incorporate into her teaching
  • Pattie shares stories about some of her past students and how they have grown thru her coaching
  • What are Pattie’s plans for the oasis moving into the new year

Resources:

Pattie’s website here

Connect with Deborah for coaching here

Take the mid life Quiz here

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About:

Sherry is a nutrition coach and a personal trainer. She helps midlife women lose weight and reduce the symptoms of menopause using simple fitness and nutrition habits. She went back to school to study fitness and nutrition in her 40s and worked at the YMCA instructing fitness classes and doing personal training for 6 years before starting her own business. She now has a number of online programs and one on one coaching for women going through menopause. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Sherry’s journey from project manager to personal training and nutrition coach
  • Benefits of exercise for women in menopause
  • Success stories of women in Sherry’s program
  • How to get started on your own program or challenge your existing program
  • Sherry’s challenge for the listeners

Resources:

Sherry’s website here

Connect with Deborah  here 

Take the midlife Quiz here

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